Thai parties in financial bidding war as election heats up

SA KAYO, Thailand: Under the scorching sun, Priya Phuntaung toils long hours at a rural Thai construction site to support her family of four. Priya is also struggling to buy staples like rice, fish sauce and cooking oil as her $9 a day income is not keeping pace with inflation. Thailand goes to the polls on May 14, with major parties pledging to reduce poverty, as low-income households struggle to survive in the face of rising prices and deep inequality.